The MediEvil franchise has been dormant for years, so it came as quite the surprise when Sony announced a 4K MediEvil remake a couple of years ago. Now the MediEvil remake is finally nearing its October 2019 release date, and so PlayStation has released some new screenshots comparing it to the PS1 original, while also providing some new details about what to expect from the game.
The images show that the MediEvil remake is offering a significant visual upgrade when compared to the original PS1 game. Graphics have been vastly improved, new objects have been added to the environment, and the attention to detail is second to none. New lore has been added to the world as well, so even those who have played the PS1 original extensively have a good reason to check out the remake.
As can be seen by the screenshots, the MediEvil remake is virtually unrecognizable when compared to the original, but it still retains the general art direction and tone. Level design and gameplay remain virtually untouched. In terms of sound design, some new voice acting has been recorded, and the soundtrack now has a real orchestral score. Otherwise, it should be the same MediEvil experience that fans remember.
The 4K MediEvil remake could be the first step in seeing the franchise make a full-blown comeback. As mentioned previously, the MediEvil franchise has been dormant for years, with the latest entry releasing all the way back in 2005 for the PSP. If the MediEvil remake sells well enough, it could very well convince Sony to revisit the classic franchise again. Whether that would be through remaking MediEvil 2 or perhaps developing a completely new game in the series remains to be seen.
Moving forward, it will be interesting to see if Sony continues to remake its classic games. It has quite a few beloved titles in its library that it could bring back from the dead, not unlike what it has done with Sir Dan and MediEvil. In the meantime, fans of classic PlayStation games can check out the MediEvil remake this October.
MediEvil launches October 25 for PS4.
Source: PlayStation Blog